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UN approves aid to Syria's rebel area through 1 crossing

July 13, 2020 9:57 am

Germany and Belgium, which had sponsored the widely supported resolutions for two crossing points, finally had to back down to the threat of another Russian veto.

UN approves aid to Syria's rebel area through 1 crossing

July 12, 2020 8:08 am

The vote capped a week of high-stakes rivalry pitting Russia and China against the 13 other council members. An overwhelming majority voted twice to maintain the two crossings from Turkey, but Russia and China vetoed both resolutions.

UN fails for 2nd time to agree on Syria aid from Turkey

July 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the 13 other council members that would have maintained two crossing points from Turkey for six months.

UN and West spar with Russia over cross-border aid to Syria

June 30, 2020 1:30 pm

Russia's UN Ambassaor Vassily Nebenzia said at Monday's council meeting that cross-border aid is not the "magic bullet" for humanitarian problems in Syria but "has become a political tool for drawing lines of division inside Syria".

Drone strike kills 2 al-Qaida commanders in NW Syria

June 15, 2020 9:00 am

The drone strike hit a vehicle carrying the two commanders "a Jordanian and a Yemeni" in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold in war-torn Syria.

Russia clashes with Europeans over Syria chemical weapons

April 16, 2020 4:56 pm

The exchanges between Russia and the Europeans took place at the monthly meeting on Syria's chemical weapons, which was closed. Russia, Germany, Britain and Estonia distributed the statements of their ambassadors.

Syria reports first coronavirus death as fear grow of major outbreak

March 30, 2020 11:59 am

Several cities saw panic buying, with residents saying they saw food shortages and a surge in demand that pushed up prices ahead of the start of the curfew.

Syria, UAE leaders discuss coronavirus, a thaw in relations

March 28, 2020 8:58 am

The official Emirati news agency said Syrian President Bashar Assad and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and reviewed preventive measures to fight it.

Syria reports its first coronavirus case

March 23, 2020 1:38 pm

The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, raised fears Sunday the pandemic may soon prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.

Turkey: Three sentenced to 125 years for murder of refugee toddler

March 14, 2020 12:47 pm

The sentence comes four and a half years after Kurdi's lifeless body washed up on a beach near the resort city of Bodrum in Turkey's Mugla province, which borders the Aegean Sea. Five other refugees who shared about with him were also found dead.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

October 23, 2019 7:07 am

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

October 11, 2019 9:44 am

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

Syria: Leading Russian musicians hold concert in Palmyra's ruined theatre

May 07, 2016 3:45 pm

Leading Russian musicians on May 5 staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country.

Love in the time of war: Stunning wedding photography amid the Syrian ruins

February 14, 2016 4:49 pm

Jafar Meray — a Syrian photographer who has photographed newlyweds in the backdrop of war-torn Syria's ruins — has created quite a buzz on social media.


The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

Hopes and fears for the Syria ceasefire

February 23, 2016 5:58 pm